Last updated August 26, 2015. Created on January 19, 2011.
Edited by Johnnie Walker, iantresman, MichaelCole. Log in to edit this page.

Quickstart is a pre-packaged downloadable PHP Development Environment for Drupal Quickstart runs "inside" a Virtualbox virtual machine.

Installation instructions are here:

Want a demo? Check out the Youtube Channel

Why spend time learning WAMP/XAMP/MAMP/Cygwin/etc, when websites are deployed on LAMP? Why hack up your Mac/Windows computer?

Check the Quickstart Drupal group for news and updates.

See the handbook documentation for some quick tips on using Quickstart.

See also: "Quickstart Drupal Development Environment".

What's included:

  • Support for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7
  • Ubuntu Linux, Apache, MySQL, APC, XDebug, IMAP, UploadProgress
  • Firefox (with developer plugins) and Chrome
  • Drush, drush make, and custom drush commands
  • Install scripts for: Apache Solr, Aegir, Hudson, and Oracle
  • Netbeans and Eclipse, configured with XDebug
  • XHProf and Webgrind profilers. Emails logged as files
  • cvs, subversion, git, bazaar

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.


rhuffstedtler’s picture

A good modern option for a local development environment is DrupalVM